October 14, 2011
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that “women can die on the floor” if Congress passes a GOP-backed bill that would prohibit federal funds from being used to pay for any part of a health plan that covers abortion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill today, a reporter asked Pelosi, “Can you comment on the abortion [bill] the GOP is bringing to the House floor tonight?”
Pelosi said: “Under this [abortion] bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene, if this bill is passed. It’s just appalling. It falls right into their — all, it’s a health issue.”
“This is a health issue and it falls right in with a lot of other initiatives that they had coming up on the floor about clean air, clean water, mercury, you name it,” said Pelosi. “America’s families deserve better than this and, again, today is another example of a wasted opportunity. Instead of taking up even an aspect of the president’s jobs bill that could create jobs that they’re — I can’t even describe to you the logic of what it is that they are doing. I just know that you will see a large number of women on the floor today fighting for women’s health issues, as well as to point [out] how savage this is about withholding care for a woman because of this legislation.”
This article was posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3:30 am